A Deep Dive into Watermedia
Acrylic and watercolor are the perfect mediums for working intuitively and spontaneously, as well as to practice observational art. This workshop focuses on mixing and layering acrylics with ease while building confidence with expressive brush strokes. We will also embrace modern watercolor techniques of ink and wash; learning to control water and paint consistency to enhance the most magical characteristics of this medium.
There will be exercises in abstraction, as well as studies from life, landscape, and photo resources. You will be encouraged to focus on your favorite water medium if you choose. At the end of the week, you will have a small series of paintings on a theme(s) of your choice. There will be plenty of creative prompts, exercises, and technical demos if you prefer more direction, and lots of flexibility if you prefer to work more independently. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a complete beginner, this will be a creatively liberating and inspirational week.
Jessie Dodington is an artist working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and drawing media. She holds an MFA from Texas Tech University, and her work has been exhibited across the US and internationally. She currently teaches drawing as adjunct faculty at Texas Tech University and teaches painting workshops for children and adults. Jessie runs a YouTube channel to build community and share art tutorials. She is published in the Journal of Texas Art Education Association on the topic “Expanded Materiality: Surprise and Serendipity in Art Education.”
Faculty: Jessie Dodington
Dates: June 26-30, 2023
Tuition, room and board: $1673
Lab Fee: $90, includes set of heavy-body acrylic paints, pan watercolors, brush set, ink art pen, acrylic paper pad, watercolor pd, disposable palette, collapsible water cup, and shared materials
Skill Level: All Levels.
Enrollment limited to 10 students